Growers, buyers, manufacturers, sellers, fashion designers and interior decorators from around the globe will converge on the epicenter of the world Mohair industry - the Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa, home to the world's finest Angora goats, to exchange innovations, grow new markets, explore new applications and experience first-hand the splendour of the place around which the Mohair industry revolves.
The International Mohair Summit, which will take place from 30 October – 2 November 2013 in Jansenville, is a showcase of the Mohair Industry in South Africa, placing the Eastern Cape as one of the leaders globally in the production of Mohair. The Eastern Cape Karoo produced 50% of the world’s mohair product.
The Summit, which was first introduced to the industry in 2009 has since grown in size and reach, and will this year be held at the heart of the Mohair route, Jansenville, where the idea was first born from Mayor of the Ikwezi Local Municipality, Sizwe Mngwevu. The Summit is enabled by the Eastern Cape Provincial Government and Ikwezi Local Municipality with the support of Mohair South Africa to rejuvenate the sector and stimulate the rural economy and increase job creation.
The purpose of the Summit is to increase interest in International trade in the Mohair industry, whilst creating a local interest in Mohair as a fibre product. The Summit also aims to create sustainable jobs and business opportunities for local residents of the area.
The second biennial International Mohair Summit
will this year take place in Jansenville, Eastern Cape.
30 October - 2 November